List of current Indian governors, lieutenant governors and administrators

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Several governors, lieutenant governors and administrators pose with the President, Vice President and Prime Minister of India during the 49th Governors' Conference, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, in June 2018.

In the Republic of India, a governor is the constitutional head of each of the twenty-nine states. The governor is appointed by the President of India for a term of five years, and holds office at the President's pleasure. The governor is de jure head of the state government; all its executive actions are taken in the governor's name. However, the governor must act on the advice of the popularly elected council of ministers, headed by the chief minister, which thus holds de facto executive authority at the state-level. The Constitution of India also empowers the governor to act upon his or her own discretion, such as the ability to appoint or dismiss a ministry, recommend President's rule, or reserve bills for the President's assent. Over the years, the exercise of these discretionary powers have given rise to conflict between the elected chief minister and the union government–appointed governor.[1]

The union territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Delhi and Puducherry are headed by lieutenant-governors. Since Delhi and Puducherry have a measure of self-government with an elected legislature and council of ministers, the role of the lieutenant-governor there is a mostly ceremonial one, akin to that of a state's governor. The other four union territories—Chandigarh; Dadra and Nagar Haveli; Daman and Diu; and Lakshadweep—are governed by an administrator. Unlike the administrators of other territories, who are usually drawn from the Indian Administrative Service. Since 1985 the Governor of Punjab has also been the ex-officio Administrator of Chandigarh and since 1987 the Administrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has also been the ex-officio Administrator of Daman and Diu.

Current governors of states

State
(past governors)
Name[2] Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Ref.
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
Biswabhusan Harichandan   24 July 2019
(56 days)
[3]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
B. D. Mishra   3 October 2017
(1 year, 350 days)
[4]
Assam
(list)
Jagdish Mukhi   10 October 2017
(1 year, 343 days)
[5]
Bihar
(list)
Phagu Chauhan   29 July 2019
(51 days)
[6]
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Anusuiya Uikey   29 July 2019
(51 days)
[7]
Goa
(list)
Mridula Sinha   31 August 2014
(5 years, 18 days)
[8]
Gujarat
(list)
Acharya Devvrat   22 July 2019
(58 days)
[9]
Haryana
(list)
Satyadev Narayan Arya   25 August 2018
(1 year, 24 days)
[10]
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Bandaru Dattatreya   11 September 2019
(7 days)
[11]
Jammu and Kashmir
(list)
Satya Pal Malik   23 August 2018
(1 year, 26 days)
[12]
Jharkhand
(list)
Draupadi Murmu   18 May 2015
(4 years, 123 days)
[13]
Karnataka
(list)
Vajubhai Vala   1 September 2014
(5 years, 17 days)
[14]
Kerala
(list)
Arif Mohammad Khan   6 September 2019
(12 days)
[15]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Lalji Tandon   29 July 2019
(51 days)
[16]
Maharashtra
(list)
Bhagat Singh Koshyari   5 September 2019
(13 days)
[17]
Manipur
(list)
Najma Heptulla   21 August 2016
(3 years, 28 days)
[18]
Meghalaya
(list)
Tathagata Roy   25 August 2018
(1 year, 24 days)
[19]
Mizoram
(list)
Jagdish Mukhi
(additional charge)
  9 March 2019
(193 days)
[20]
Nagaland
(list)
R. N. Ravi   1 August 2019
(48 days)
[21]
Odisha
(list)
Ganeshi Lal   29 May 2018
(1 year, 112 days)
[22]
Punjab
(list)
V. P. Singh Badnore   22 August 2016
(3 years, 27 days)
[23]
Rajasthan
(list)
Kalraj Mishra   9 September 2019
(9 days)
[24]
Sikkim
(list)
Ganga Prasad   26 August 2018
(1 year, 23 days)
[25]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
Banwarilal Purohit   6 October 2017
(1 year, 347 days)
[26]
Telangana
(list)
Tamilisai Soundararajan   8 September 2019
(10 days)
[27]
Tripura
(list)
Ramesh Bais   29 July 2019
(51 days)
[28]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Anandiben Patel   29 July 2019
(51 days)
[29]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Baby Rani Maurya   26 August 2018
(1 year, 23 days)
[30]
West Bengal
(list)
Jagdeep Dhankhar   30 July 2019
(50 days)
[31]

Current lieutenant governors and administrators of union territories

Office and union territory
(past officeholders)
Name[32] Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Ref
Lieutenant Governor of
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
(list)
Devendra Kumar Joshi   8 October 2017
(1 year, 345 days)
[33]
Administrator of
Chandigarh
(list)
V. P. Singh Badnore   22 August 2016
(3 years, 27 days)
[23]
Administrator of
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
(list)
Praful Khoda Patel   30 December 2016
(2 years, 262 days)
[34]
Administrator of
Daman and Diu
(list)
Praful Khoda Patel   29 August 2016
(3 years, 20 days)
[34]
Lieutenant Governor of
Delhi
(list)
Anil Baijal   31 December 2016
(2 years, 261 days)
[35]
Administrator of
Lakshadweep
(list)
Mihir Vardhan 19 July 2019
(61 days)
[36]
Lieutenant Governor of
Puducherry
(list)
Kiran Bedi   29 May 2016
(3 years, 112 days)
[37]

See also

References

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  32. ^ "Lt. Governors & Administrators". India.gov.in. Retrieved on 29 August 2018.
  33. ^ "Admiral D K Joshi (Retd.) sworn in as the 13th Lt. Governor of A& N Islands". The Island Reflector. 8 October 2017. Archived from the original on 22 October 2017.
  34. ^ a b Administrator of Daman and Diu Official Website of the Union Territory of Daman and Diu. Retrieved on 21 September 2016.
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  36. ^ Administrator of Lakshadweep Official Website of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep. Retrieved on 6 September 2019.
  37. ^ "Kiran Bedi takes oath as Lt. Governor of Puducherry". The Times of India. 29 May 2016.